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Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) 9th Grade Program



Beaumont High School is excited to provide the Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) Program for our Freshman.  BARR provides schools with a comprehensive, intentional approach to meeting students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.  At the core of the BARR program are eight interconnected research-based strategies that provide a wide-ranging structure and support system.  In the BARR model, teachers are placed in teams.  Each team consists of three core-subject teachers (math, science, and English).  BARR helps educators build safe, strong, trusting relationships with their students and paves the way for every student to engage in learning.


Ninth grade is a crucial year for all students and Beaumont High School strongly believes this extra layer of support for our ninth-grade students will assist with ensuring they achieve academic and social success throughout their Freshman year.


BARR helps to...

1. Reduce academic failures
2. Reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
3. Reduce disciplinary incidents
4. Increase attendance
5. Increase the average number of assets among 9th-grade students

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Questions about BARR?
Please contact:
Kristen Wiedenman
BARR Coordinator
(951) 845 - 3171 ext. 343256
BARR Teams
UCR House
Pucone Allen - English
Palmero - Math
Sujendra Singh - Geo/Phys
Desiree Thomas-Layugan - Counselor
UCLA House
Trevor Nottingham -English
Zach Smith - Math
Tanner Koch - Geo/Phys 
Desiree Thomas-Layugan - Counselor
Lisa Langford - English
Derrick Dial - Math
Ramzey Ali - Pre-AP Bio
Thomas Torres - Counselor
SDSU House

Tara Owerkowicz

- English
Esmerelda Acosta - Math
Jeniffer Dobson - Biology
Thomas Torres - Counselor
Cal Poly House
Joshua Dutcher - English
Jennifer Fisher - Math
Jason Whittle - Geo/Phys
Thomas Torres - Counselor
9th-Grade BARR
Chelsea Ramirez, Assistant Principal